A Comparison of 10 Thunderbolt RAID Storage Solutions

Choosing the right Thunderbolt drive or storage solution is critical for a smooth workflow. This article compares 10 Thunderbolt RAID storage solutions to make your life a bit easier.

Special Effects Software Guide (Part Three): Bread and Butter Stuff

If you’re a newcomer to special effects this comprehensive guide will tell you what each VFX discipline means, and which software to use for it. Part Three covers the ‘bread and butter’ tools.

Layer-based vs Node-based Compositing

The simplest explanation of the difference between layer-based and node-based compositing applications, and when to use what.

Notes by Dr. Optoglass: Stereoscopy – Challenges in Reproducing Stereopsis in Cameras and Displays

Topics Covered: Interaxial Distance Hyper Stereo vs Macro Stereo Keystone Effect and Keystoning Stereoscopic Window In order for stereoscopic cinematography to be a creative medium it’s got to be intuitive. If it’s not in the gut, it’s not going to succeed as an art form. If you have to rely solely on tables and calculations, […]

Notes by Dr. Optoglass: Stereoscopy – Convergence and Fusion

Topics Covered: Convergence and Fusion The Singleness of Vision Taking aim for too long can ruin your eyes – Ivorian Proverb When we focus on infinity our eyes look straight on in a parallel fashion, as indicated by the red arrows. As we have already seen, optical tests on the Snellen chart are positioned at […]

Notes by Dr. Optoglass: Motion and the Frame Rate of the Human Eye

Topics Covered: Electroencephalography (EEG) and Beta waves Phi and Beta phenomenon The Frame Rate of the Human Eye Photography is truth. The cinema is truth twenty-four times per second – Jean-Luc Godard Warning: Don’t look if you are prone to seizers! 4fps12fps24fps48fps Imagine standing in the middle of a raging river, with water flowing towards […]